Saturday, May 31, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

119/365 Captured Moments - Foxgloves In My Garden

Today's image comes from a little corner of my own front yard.  The foxgloves are new this year, they are one of those mystery plants that just show up in my garden unannounced.  One year a stargazer lily appeared, another year a daffodil.  I call them visitors to my garden as they show up one year but not the next.  

I love the flowers against this old weathered wood fence it makes for a wonderful backdrop.  I am attracted to contrasts.  In this case the newness of the flowers against the weathered wood (Old & New) as well as the bright magenta against the neutral gray of the boards.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

118/365 Captured Moments - Out for an Evening Swim

A larger swimming pool for the geese as the waters overflow into the fields.

Nathan Creek Dyke Looking North 270th and 88th (River Rd.) Langley

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

117/365 Captured Moments - The Swallows Swoop

The waters at Nathan Creek Dyke are rising and have begun to overflow into the farm land.  The swallows swoop past in the early evening light ins search of dinner I suppose.

Nathan Creek Dyke looking South   270 & 88th (River Road)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

114/365 Captured Moments - Red Blueberry Bushes

Blueberry Fields - The bushes are green now, covered in white blossoms with the low hum of bees sounding across the fields as they do their work.  I anticipate the fresh fruit to come.  But mostly I look forward to when the fields are back to red.

Glen Valley, Langley

Saturday, May 24, 2014

113/365 Captured Moments- Live in the Moment

I shot these two images of this old shed at 10:36 am and 10:45 am.    
It shows in just 9 minutes how everything can change. A reminder to live in the present, all we really have is the moment we are in right now.

 Sun rays are still breaking through, the promise is still there.
10:36 am

Storm Clouds gather, I made a run for it but the rains came fast.
10:45 am

Friday, May 23, 2014

112/365 Captured Moments - Fish Tales

A sandy beach, a couple of fishing rods, a friend to share fishing stories with.....does it really matter if the fish are biting?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

111/365 Captured Moments - Tiny Wild Flowers

If you look very closely on the right hand side you can just barely make out a delicate spiders web in the image below.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

110/365 Captured Moments - Refreshing Ice Cold Coca Cola

I love it when I come across something that completely surprises me like this old decrepit store that once was but is no longer.  I remember the bottles of pop/soda, ice cold in the water bath cooler.  There was always a drying towel hanging near by to wipe the water off of the bottles.  

Whats the lowest price you can remember paying for a bottle of pop?  I can remember paying 10 cents but 8 cents is also nagging at the back of my memory.

The newer building set back beside the old building was also plastered with signs.

A Old Rusted Thermometer

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

109/365 Captured Moments - Llama Pasture

On one of my outings I came across a field of llamas.

This one posed for me presenting his best side.

He was the only one of them interested in what I was doing.

Monday, May 19, 2014

108/365 Captured Moments - Rhododendrons

I have numerous rhodos around my yard,  in the 11 years that I have lived here three of them have bloomed, this year due to the removal of some big trees which were blocking all the sun, they are thriving!  This gives me hope for future plantings.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

106/365 Captured Moments - A Stand of Trees

It's overcast here today, a dull gray covers the sky drawing me to post one of my foggy images I made in the early spring.  I shot this looking up the side of the roadway before the greening, while the trees were still in their naked state.

Friday, May 16, 2014

105/365 Captured Moments - Evening Tranquillity

I went out with a specific destination in mind but was side tracked by horses, old barns, and chasing a sun-dog.  I had never heard of sundogs before but now realize that my image  Shrouded In The Clouds has a sundog in it, so how cool is that.  

Wikipedia -"A sun dog (or sundog), mock sun[1] or phantom sun,[2] scientific name parhelion (plural parhelia), is an atmospheric phenomenon that creates bright spots of light in the sky, often on a luminous ring or halo on either side of the sun.[3]
Sundogs may appear as a colored patch of light to the left or right of the sun, 22° distant and at the same distance above the horizon as the sun, and in ice halos. They can be seen anywhere in the world during any season, but they are not always obvious or bright. Sundogs are best seen and are most conspicuous when the sun is low.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

104/365 Captured Moments - Finding Balance

I made this image on the rocky shore line of Inch Creek a little while back.  I would imagine it has now been washed away as the waters have risen.  Once was is no longer.

Finding Balance

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

102/365 Captured Moments - Good Old Trucks

If it's old and rusted it catches my eye!  Lots of rust here from the rusty stripes on the old tin roof of the barn to the bits of rust on the old trucks.

Monday, May 12, 2014

101/365 Captured Moments - Clematis & The Mystery Buds

A few weeks back I posted a image of some buds I came across, today I went back and found the mystery buds blooming into an abundance of soft pink clematis.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

100/365 Captured Moments - Isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 41:10 
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

99/365 Captured Moments -Hawaiian Pineapple

I came across a botanical garden at the Ritz Carlton at Kapalua, Maui and found this tiny pineapple, the total length was probably only about 8 inches.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

97/365 Captured Moments - I've Got My Eye On You!

Sometime you get home download your pictures and find little oddities like this image that make you smile.  The title name was a given.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

95/365 Captured Moments - Red leaves & clouds

On sunny days the clouds are made for dreaming, on grey days they bring a warning of storms to come, such is the cycle.

Monday, May 05, 2014

94/365 Captured Moments - Rainy Days

We had heavy rains this weekend so there was no camera time except to take progress shots of a couple of  paintings that i'm working on.  When I go out to shoot I usually come home with 400 to 500 images, only a handful are worth showing, a large amount get deleted, but there the others I keep as possible paintings, needless to say I have a lot of possible paintings. :)

Deroche, BC

Sunday, May 04, 2014

93/365 Captured Moments - The Stand Out

I never made it out for my annual tulip shoot this year, but I did come across this single red tulip standing out against the weeds along the roadway.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

92/365 Captured Moments - Vast Open Spaces

I appreciate the quietness of vast open spaces, moments of solitude, where I can just be....

Around Fort Langley, BC

Friday, May 02, 2014

91/365 Captured Moments - Wave Riders

Sometimes I need a gentle reminder to just go with the flow, to curb my impatience, and enjoy the journey of life.


Thursday, May 01, 2014

90/365 Captured Moments - A Glimpse Inside

I seem to have a growing collection of doors, windows, and archways.  Most of them are from more tropical chimes where the weather allows for long dry periods and living outdoors is the norm.  My curiosity is always aroused when I come to wrought iron gates,  I just cannot resist sneaking a peek inside. 

Bucerias, Mexico